Lược Sử: Việt Ảnh Mỹ Vân được thành lập vào năm 1952 (Quốc gia Việt Nam) tại phố Hàng Lọng, gần nhà Ga Hà Nội cũ. Với cuốn phim đầu tay mang tựa đề "Cô Gái Việt", cùng hai diễn viên chính Lan Hương và Thanh Hương. Đến năm 1954, sau hiệp định Geneva chia đôi lãnh thổ Việt Nam, hãng phim di cư vào Nam và đổi tên thành Mỹ Vân Điện Ảnh, toạ lạc tại Số 6 Ngô Thời Nhiệm, Quận 3, Saigon. Từ đó cho ra đời các tác phẩm: "Áo Dòng Đẫm Máu", "Quan Âm Thị Kính", “Người Đẹp Bình Dương”, "Bẫy Ngầm", "Vết Thù Trên Lưng Ngựa Hoang", "Điệu Ru Nước Mắt", "Năm Vua Hề Về Làng", "Quái Nữ Việt Quyền Đạo", "Triệu Phú Bất Đắc Dĩ", "Người Chồng Bất Đắc Dĩ", "Đứa Con Trong Lửa Đỏ", "Sau Giờ Giới Nghiêm", "Sợ Vợ Mới Anh Hùng", "Chân Trời Tím", "Việt Nam Trong Ly Loạn".
Sau biến cố 30/4/1975 (The Fall of Saigon), tối ngày 5/5/1975, ông bà chủ hãng phim là ông Lưu Trạch Hưng và vợ bà Nguyễn Lưu Mỹ Vân đã lên tàu đánh cá ra khơi tại Hà Tiên đi sang Hong Kong để lánh nạn cộng sản và sau đó định cư tại Hoa Kỳ. Hai ông bà đi cùng một cô con gái nuôi. Cả gia đình 3 người.
Sau khi định cư tại San Francisco, California, hãng phim vẫn tiếp tục phục vụ cộng đồng người Việt tại Hoa Kỳ và toàn Hải-Ngoại dưới hình thức cho các hội đoàn thuê phim và mua bản quyền phân phối phim của các nước khác như Hong Kong, Ấn Độ và Nhật. Hãng phim đổi tên lần thứ ba thành "My Van Films" và được Hoa Kỳ bảo vệ thương hiệu và bản quyền cho 10 cuốn phim sản xuất tại Việt Nam đã may mắn còn giữ lại được khi vượt biên sang đây.
Ngày 10 tháng 10 năm 2018, tất cả bản gốc của 10 bộ phim:
1. Năm Vua Hề Về Làng (1974)
2. Triệu Phú Bất Đắc Dĩ (1973)
3. Người Chồng Bất Đắc Dĩ (1974)
4. Việt Nam Trong Ly Loạn (1975)
5. Đứa Con Trong Lửa Đỏ (1975)
6. Sau Giờ Giới Nghiêm (1972)
7. Chân Trời Tím (1971)
8. Từ Saigon Đến Điện Biên Phủ (1970)
9. Quái Nữ Việt Quyền Đạo (1974)
10. Sợ Vợ Mới Anh Hùng (1974)
Gồm có các bản 35mm Negative, 35mm Positive và 16mm Positive đã được trường đại học điện ảnh UCLA (UCLA Film and Television Archive) nhận bảo trì và lưu trữ vĩnh viễn trong tòa nhà Packard Humanities Institute (PHI STOA) tại Santa Clarita, California.
Background: Founded in 1952, in Hanoi, Vietnam. My Van Films was originally name "Việt Ảnh Mỹ Vân" with the first feature titled "Cô Gái Việt". In 1954, the Vietnam War started to escalate and divided the country in half with communist in the North and the Republic of Vietnam to the South. My Van Films then moved to Saigon, south of Vietnam, and re-named to "Mỹ Vân Điện Ảnh". From Saigon, many feature titles have been made included "Áo Dòng Đẫm Máu", "Quan Âm Thị Kính", “Người Đẹp Bình Dương”, "Bẫy Ngầm", "Vết Thù Trên Lưng Ngựa Hoang", "Điệu Ru Nước Mắt", "Năm Vua Hề Về Làng", "Quái Nữ Việt Quyền Đạo", "Triệu Phú Bất Đắc Dĩ", "Người Chồng Bất Đắc Dĩ", "Đứa Con Trong Lửa Đỏ", "Sau Giờ Giới Nghiêm", "Sợ Vợ Mới Anh Hùng", "Chân Trời Tím", "Việt Nam Trong Ly Loạn".
After the Vietnam War ended with the communist completely took over the country on April 30, 1975, the owner Hung Trach Luu and his wife My Van Luu fled Saigon by boat on the night of May 5, 1975. Carried with them on the fishing boat their 7-year-old adopted daughter, 5 ounces of gold, and 200 metal canisters containing 10 movies titles the company have produced in 16mm and 35mm film negatives, with each canister weights approximately 50lbs. After settling in San Francisco, California, the company registered for its trademark protection with the USPTO under "My Van Films" and had all 9 titles registered for copyright protection through the United States Copyright Office.
As of October 10, 2018, all 10 feature movies in original 35mm Negatives prints, 35mm Positive prints and 16mm Positive prints are being preserved by the UCLA Film and Television Archive at the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI STOA) in Santa Clarita, California.
Mission Statement: To serve the Overseas Vietnamese community with the highest artistic standard cinema productions.
Vision: Change the world one frame at a time.
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